Collection: Part 1

Research

Interact- Research

The selection of images for me all capture a interactive message with the audience. Whether it is a physical interaction, such as trying to break the glass or to visually stimulate the audience in what is real or not with the rocket balloons. In addition, I like some of these images because it makes you think. The engagement of having to solve a riddle and understanding the joke, is a really satisfying aspect to the advertisement.  

Lucas, G. & Dorrian, M. (2006), Guerilla Advertising: Unconventional Brand Communications, London: Laurence King

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Landmine Stickers- Unicef Deutschland, Arbeitsgruppe Frankfurt

There is no apparent initiation of their interactions, as this work is hidden and it is up to the audience to connect to it. Similar to the subject which it is trying to convey. The interaction is successful because it makes the target actually remove the sticker and view the information displayed. Furthermore, it is successful due to the camouflage with the concrete floor, if it was not the same colour I think people would try and move on purpose to avoid it. In addition the realisation that this does happen in other countries, where it is not a sticker but a bomb, is what makes the message really powerful.

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A series of maths books for UK primary schools

The first phase of this project has been to create a series of maths text and work books for years 1, 2 and 3. The books are based on the native Singaporean series, re-written, re-styled and culturally adapted for the UK curriculum. The new UK edition of the series uses a fresh and modern aesthetic with bold colours and clear typography as well as a consistent, systematic layout with lots of white space for better comprehension.

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http://kin-design.com/a-series-of-maths-books-for-uk-primary-schools/

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Audience

An installation with rAndom International for the Deloitte Ignite Festival at the Royal Opera House.

An installation with rAndom International for the Deloitte Ignite Festival at the Royal Opera House. Audience, conceived by rAndom International, is an installation consisting of around 64 head-size mirror objects. Each object moves its head in a particular way to give it different characteristics of human behaviour. Some chat amongst themselves, some shy away and others confidently move to grab your attention. When members of the audience occupy the space, the mirrors inquisitively follow someone that they find interesting. Having chosen their subject, they all synchronise and turn their heads towards them. Suddenly that person can see their reflection in all of the mirrors. They will watch this person until they become disinterested, then either seek out another subject or return to their private chatter. The collective behaviour of the objects is beyond the control of the viewer, as it is left entirely to their discretion to let go of their subject. The installation aims to reverse the roles of the viewer and the viewed during this in-voluntary interaction. It seeks to establish a different kind of relationship between viewer and technology. Will other members of the audience experience the sensation of being ignored or excluded when they are not the centre of attention? Will the installation create a feeling of un-ease and unsettlement? The work investigates if machines can evoke diverse emotional reactions with the simplest of means.

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Nike Flyknit

A 4 screen interactive installation

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For the Milan Furniture Fair, Nike commissioned Universal Everything to create a 3D interactive installation exploring movement and the human form. Acting almost as an extension of Universal Everything’s previous investigations into dance, motion and the abstraction of human form, such as the Transfiguration or Tai Chi series, the FIT installation allows visitors to undergo this same process in real-time. Colorful threads swarm around a four-sided digital cube. Motion tracking technology translates the movements of visitors in the space into colorful silhouettes of intricately intertwined, flowing threads. Human presence activates the work and brings it to life.

http://www.universaleverything.com/projects/nike-flyknit/

 

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‘Small Bangs’

Black ink on paper 2013

These simplistic yet quite beautiful artworks have recorded the interaction between the ink and the paper. The capturing of a process is visually engaging and the transition of colour create depth to each piece. 

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http://www.troika.uk.com/work/drawing-together-drawing-apart/

 

 

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The Barbican- Eames

Charles and Ray Eames are among the most influential designers of the 20th century. Enthusiastic and tireless experimenters, this husband and wife duo moved fluidly between the fields of photography, film, architecture, exhibition-making, and furniture and product design. The Eames Office was a hub of activity where the Eameses and their collaborators produced an array of pioneering designs, communicating their ideas with a boundless creativity that defined their careers. The Eameses embraced the joy of trial and error and approached design as a way of life. From personal letters, photographs, drawings and artwork, to their products, models, multi-media installations and furniture, The World of Charles and Ray Eames includes not only the designs for which they are best known, but provides an insight into the lives of the Eameses, the Eames Office and the breadth of their pioneering work, bringing their ideas and playful spirit to life.

Ray Eames- Covers for Art and Architecture, 1942-1947

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A selection of covers over 1942-1947

 

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July 1943- My favourite cover out of the selection. I particular like the contrast of the blue and black eagle and the bold statement of the American flag. 

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Arts and Architecture, September 1942- Cover and interior spread by Herbert Matter.

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Ray Eames- Studies for plywood sculptures, early 1940's.

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Tilt-Back Chair- I was particular drawn to this chair, this was due to its comical sense, almost a modern day take on the rocking chair. But also due to its simplicity and minimalist approach. 

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Charles Eames- Perspective rending of Case Study House No.8 

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Mock Ups for house of cards- Patterns, paper and card

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CHARLES AND RAY EAMES

Game Board Gatefold Illustration USA, 1961 paper

Game Board of Algebra from the exhibition Mathematica, designed by Eames for IBM

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Ray Eames study room display for the exhibition for modern living. 

This reminded me very much of Richard Hamilton's Interior, still using a collage to convey a interior of a room.

  

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Ai Wei Wei Exhibition

Ai Weiwei Exhibition- Royal Academy 

Ai became widely known in Britain after his sunflower seeds installation in Tate Modern?s Turbine Hall in 2010 but this is the first major institutional survey of his work ever held in the UK and it bridges over two decades of his extraordinary career. Curated in collaboration with Ai Weiwei from his studio in Beijing, we present some of his most important works from the time he returned to China from the US in 1993 right up to present day. Among new works created specifically for our galleries and courtyard are a number of large-scale installations, as well as works showcasing everything from marble and steel to tea and glass. With typical boldness, the chosen works explore a multitude of challenging themes, drawing on his own experience to comment on creative freedom, censorship and human rights, as well as examining contemporary Chinese art and society.

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Graphic Design- Illustrations

Nick Morley 

Nick Morley is an artist and illustrator based in Margate. He makes prints and drawings in his studio at the Pie Factory A particular passion is linocuts, which Nick promotes through his Linocutboy blog, exhibitions, writings and workshops. Illustration commissions include book covers for Penguin, Faber & Faber and The Folio Society, thirteen drawings for Frankie Boyle's book Work, Consume, Die and a front cover for Icon magazine The major themes running through Nick’s personal work are masculinity, heroism, human achievement and man’s efforts to leave his mark on the world.

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Folio Society : Gandhi Autobiography : book cover

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ICON magazine : The Rise and Rise of Ma Yansong : cover

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Wolf Hunter : etching : 20 x 25cm

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Shut up and Ride : screenprint : 76 x 56cm

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The Game : 2009 : oil on canvas

 

http://www.nickmorley.co.uk/about.html

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Fine Art- Objects

Susan Collis, The oyster's our world, 2004 Wooden stepladder, mother of pearl, shell, coral, fresh water pearl, cultured pearls, white opal, diamond 81.3 x 38 x 58 cm

Susan Collis uses a variety of techniques and strategies to investigate issues concerning interpretation, craft, value and labour. Everyday objects are presented etched, splattered and stained with marks of work, wear and tear. At first glance, the marks seem to be the accidental results of normal use, and as such seem meaningless and not worthy of examination. Collis is interested in the shift of perception that takes place upon discovery that they are, in fact, careful, intentional acts, and that the materials used are traditionally valued for their financial or decorative properties.

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Mark Wallinger's TARDIS was exhibited at The Hayward Gallery in February, 2009.

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Marc Quinn, Self 2001

This self-portrait is cast with eight pints of Quinn's frozen blood. Described by the artist as a 'frozen moment on lifesupport', the work is carefully maintained in a refrigeration unit, reminding the viewer of the fragility of existence. The blood is pasteurised, but its appearance does change slightly during the sculpture's installation. The artist makes a new version of Self every five years, each of which documents Quinn's own physical transformation and deterioration.

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Ideas and process of Tribes and what Totem can be and the meaning behind them.

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Robin Day Polypropylene Chair

Robin Day is best known for his injection-moulded Polypropylene Chair, originally designed in 1963 for the firm of S. Hille & Co. and still in production today by its successor Hille Educational Products. The first mass-produced injection-moulded polypropylene shell chair in the world, it represented a major breakthrough in furniture design and technology. Originally created as a stacking chair, it was adapted for a variety of applications, ranging from airports to sports stadia. Tens of millions of Polypropylene Chairs have been produced over the last 50 years. In 2009 it was selected by Royal Mail to appear on a postage stamp as one of eight designs in a 2009 series celebrating "British Design Classics"

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Charles Eames 

The Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman are furnishings made of molded plywood and leather, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. They are officially titled Eames Lounge  and Ottoman and were released in 1956 after years of development by designers. It was the first chair that the Eameses designed for a high-end market. Examples of these furnishings are part of the permanent collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

 

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Ideas Factory Presentation- 17th September

What Is It? 

My idea is an exhibition, where the skeleton's of soldiers who have been victims of the war, are coloured in rainbow print. 

The skeletons will be life size, as they are the bones of previous soldiers. Colour has a metallic concept- similar to Kane's collection. 

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The image above is a visual representation of my idea- I've used this in my presentation to show the group what I mean rather than just explaining through words. Along side this image, I put the title and a few bullet points describing the main concepts behind the idea so the group was able to understand what I meant. 

Where Is It?

The exhibition is to be placed in an gallery, where the surrounding walls, floors, and ceilings are completely white. The example I used in my presentation was the Saatchi Gallery. I have previously visited this gallery and I can visualise my idea of the skeletons within this place.

Why- What Inspired you? 

  • Christopher Kane's Rainbow resort collection; Kane himself was inspired by rainbows prints the the defraction of light through a prism. 
  • When researching in the library I came across 'Anatomy for the Artist by Jenó Barcay' the anatomical drawings really inspired me to develop the use of bone and use the material efront in my idea.
  • Damian Ortega- Suspendedn Sculptures. The idea of suspending each individual part from the ceiling to show how the small bones can come together to make the overall piece.

How does it answer the brief? 

  • Practitioner- Christopher Kane's rainbow print and the inspiration behind the prism of light.
  • Material- The skeleton are made from bone and hence this is incorporated with the idea.
  • Process- The skeleton are the bones of soldiers who have been involved in war and have lost bones- such as legs, arms. The bright colours of the rainbow print applied onto the skeletons distract the audience from realising the skeletons have missing bones and "disguise" the fact that they are war victims. 

What do you want your audience to understand about your proposal? 

  • Emotive - a connection to the audience to understand the world is not all rainbows and happy colours, there are real dangers in the world and can have a monumental effect onto people's lives- losing legs or even worse.
  • Political - Perhaps to extend to a political idea- showing the exhibition in certain areas of the world which are war stricken. This could be used to criticise a government or a political movement. 
  • Inspiration from Damian Ortega, separating bones piece by piece showing that without them the entire skeleton would not be able to be created- in this piece the missing bones highlight how the overall piece can not be created. 

 

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Visual aids I used a long side my presentation to show the group, furthering their understanding of my idea, and allowing them to picture the image in their head. 

 

 

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Ideas Factory- Material - Bone

Bone as a Material

Behind the flesh of the human body is a set of stiff, pale bones which provide the inner framework, to support and protect the softer tissues around them. As a material bone is renowned for its toughness and durability, bone encloses an inner layer of lighter, honeycombed cancellous or spongy bone, with soft marrow in the middle. At birth there are over 270 bones within the body, however these fuse together and 206 bones are in an adult human. 

Steve Parker, Eyewitness Human Body, 2004, Dorling Kindersley Limited, pages 14-17 

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Bone in Jewellery 

Benjamin Kelly pulverises bones, and mixes with a resin, which is then poured into a mould of a Cadillac Symbol and dries into a golden colour. The result of the this is to highlight the result of the dehumanisation of the modern society and the way car's have impacted on people's lives. The main disadvantage for Kelley is sourcing the material, the expensive of the bone is a set back but also many bones are used for medical and denial schools. 

Monica Hesse, Washington Post Staff Writer, Friday July 16, 2010 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/15/AR2010071506698.htmlBone 

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BENJAMIN KELLEY Universal Symbol of Achievement .001 2010, human bone and resin, 2.75 x 2.5 x .25 inches.

 

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Rafael Gómezbarros- Bone used in Artwork 

Rafael Gómezbarros is a Colombian based artists who focuses on the political and social aspects that surround him. In this Installation titled 'Casa Tomada', he addresses the movement of immigrants and how there are rendered visible by the media. In particular he is interested in the Colombian people who were made homeless and even killed due to the armed conflicts over the last fifty years in the country. The way Gómezbarros uses bone in his work is by casting human skulls to from the bodies of ants; fibreglass and resin is then used to form the structure of the body. This installation has covered many places, from the Saatchi Gallery in London, to the facades of national monuments and national buildings. The central reason to use ants is to mimic there hardworking behaviour and complex social organisation. 

Bélgica Rodríguez, Rafael Gómezbarros: Galería Durban, Art Nexus 6 no67 158-9 D 2007/F 2008

Panagae: New Art from Africa and Latin America, Exhibition Guide, Saatchi Gallery.

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What Bones have in common with the Eiffel Tower? 

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic buildings in the world, and it is designed to stand strong using minimum material. The tower is similar to the structure of the skeleton, using a lightweight structure and one which is durable and by studying bones, we area able to understand some of the same principles that Eiffel used in designing the tower.

The Eiffel Tower uses an arrangement of criss-crossing ?X-shaped? beams known as a truss. This is a very efficient way to engineer structures by relying on the inherent strength and stability of triangles. If you zoom into one of the Eiffel Tower?s trusses, you?ll find that they aren?t as solid as they seem ? each of them are made up out of smaller, similar trusses. The material has more holes than it has iron. This is similar to the structure of bone, as once cut the hard outside shape reveals a spongy inside layer made up of tiny holes called osteons, with these holes there are further gaps and even more holes within these. This design provides the bone with a lot of strength and allows it to withstand forces and not collapse under its own weight. 

Aatish Bhatia, What Your Bones Have in Common With the Eiffel Tower, Wired Science.

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/empzeal-eiffel-tower/

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Henry Gray, Anatomy of the Human Body. 1918. FIG. 247- Frontal longitudinal midsection of upper femur.

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Inside of Bone 

The inside of the bone is made of varies fibres, structures and tissue. What is extremely interesting and provides great visual reference is the microscopic images of sections of inside the bones. 

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Henry Gray, Anatomy of the Human Body, 1918, Osteology

 

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Interact- Research

An aspect of interaction can be found in advertisement. Most of them will capture your attention, whether driving on the road or walking along the train station. This way of interacting with an audience provokes thought and creates a debate amongst people.

All billboards use visual imagery and make the audience think of a way to interact. For me the most successful billboard from the images below, is the IMB Smarter ideas. It create a physical interaction between the audience whilst still producing an advert to communicate with the audience: this it what makes it successful. This interactive element of making the audience think and understanding the implications of what is trying to be explained, is for me what makes the billboards a really fascinating means to connect with people. 

 

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Ponds Anti Bacterial Facial Scrub – Pore Billboard

Ogilvy Philippines 2007

https://bigantacademy.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/ponds-anti-bacterial-facial-scrub-pore-billboard-1012890-양소은/

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 Guinness billboad - part of "gu___ess who" campaign 

 

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Getting Closer

Nov 24th, 2009 by found

 

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Wonderbra Billboard in 3D- September 3-2010 

 

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IBM: Smart Ideas for Smarter Cities Useful Billboards

 

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Australian Childhood Foundation: Invisible

Advertising Agency: JWT Melbourne Australia Executive

Creative Director: Richard Muntz

Art Director: Keith Nicolas

Copywriter: Scott Glennon

Released: April 2009

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Ford Mustang: Fast, 2 Constructed from GE Lexan EXL semi-transparent resin, the billboard accurately blurs the scene behind it regardless of day, weather or season.

Instructor: Carlos Vasquez

 Art director: Annie Williams 

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Wrong Woking Environment- Jobsintown.DE

The strategies used to initiate their interactions includes the images of the workers in cramped conditions yet still carrying out the specific service. The realisation that it could be a possibility but also the imagery of a cramped and painful experience makes this a successful outcome. The slogan- 'Life's too short for the wrong job' highlights how visions can be distorted and dreams don't always turn out how you might picture them. Although there is no interactive element to the piece, the interaction between the person using the machine and the other working it, makes the images captivating. 

 

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Exhibition design for The Fashion Matters Gala

Created by a series of animations by dropping ink into water. These were then played on screen plinths in the exhibition room. Each plinth played an animation that reflected elements and colours of the garments placed upon it. The screen plinths sat alongside display units.

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http://kin-design.com/exhibition-design-for-the-fashion-matters-gala/

 

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Microsoft – Infinity Room Infinite Video Installation

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A 15’ x 8’ mirrored room and subtly choreographed pixel spheres echoed the LED animations, creating an endless digital landscape. Designed in code and running in real-time, the experience tells the story of the world around us through the medium of a simple US quarter. Tied into a major Microsoft product launch, the Infinity Room was installed at 3 Embarcadero Center in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District over three days. Members of the public and conference VIPs were invited to experience a powerful visualisation of the insights that can be gained through Microsoft’s new data analysis tools.

http://www.universaleverything.com/projects/microsoft/

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Electric Trees Invisible Ink Prints -come to life with human presence

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Upon first glance, these trees appear lifeless—their branches are barren and depleted, bearing no leaves, flowers or fruit. The viewer’s presence causes a transformation to take place: when a person enters the gallery, the trees come to life and illuminate their foliage. The computer-generated leaf patterns and motion-sensor triggered “growth” underscore the often fraught but ultimately symbiotic relationship between man and nature.

I really find interesting the personal link and interaction between the individual and the artwork. 

http://www.universaleverything.com/projects/electric-trees/

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'Squaring the Circle’

Bent steel tubes, black flocked surface 2013

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This interactive piece, shows how one view can be perceived as something else. Is it a square or is it a circle.

http://www.troika.uk.com/work/squaring-the-circle/

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Sadie Coles- Ugo Rondinone

Ugo Rondinone

Mediating between geological formations and abstract compositions, Rondinon's new mountain sculptures consist of rocks stacked vertically on concrete plinths in groups ranging between two and six. Inspired by naturally occurring Hoodoos and balancing rock formations, the stacks also evoke the art of meditative rock balancing. Each stone is painted a different Day-Glo colour, with the sculptures' titles referring in Minimalist vein to their component pigment. The work appears poised between monumentally and collapse, seeming to defy gravity in their teetering formations, but equally to depend on it, bearing down lie an unsteady pillars on their concrete plinths. 

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James Turrell

“I make spaces that apprehend light for our perception, and in some ways gather it, or seem to hold it…my work is more about your seeing than it is about my seeing, although it is a product of my seeing.” — James Turrell

The American artist James Turrell has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. Turrell, an avid pilot who has logged over twelve thousand hours flying, considers the sky as his studio, material and canvas. New Yorker critic Calvin Tompkins writes, “His work is not about light, or a record of light; it is light — the physical presence of light made manifest in sensory form.”

 

Projection Pieces

A Turrell Projection is created by projecting a single, controlled beam of light from the opposing corner of the room. The projected light appears as a three dimensional form.

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Tycho White, 1967 Projection Pieces

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Afrum (Pale Pink), 1968 Projection Pieces

 

Shallow Space Constructions

A Turrell Shallow Space is viewed from the rear of a large room. A false wall is lit from behind and appears to float. Coving the corners of the walls and controlling the light challenges the viewer’s depth perception.

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Floater, 1999 Shallow Space Constructions

 

Ganzfeld “Ganzfeld”

A German word to describe the phenomenon of the total loss of depth perception as in the experience of a white-out. Turrell artificially creates a similar experience through the controlled use of light, coved corners and an inclined floor.

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Bridget’s Bardo, 2009 Ganzfeld

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Alta, Still Light Series, 1990 Prints

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Deep Sky, 1984 Prints

 

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Tate Modern

Whilst visiting the Tate Modern I was really inspired by the work of Mark Braford- 1961, and especially his work 'Riding the cut Vein- 2013' 

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  • Formed from posters- flyers/posters.
  • From this america/african neighbourhood.
  • Soaked and pressed onto canvas.
  • Worked into with routers and other implements.
  • Highways: dividing cults and racial groups.
  • Flashes of colour create a sense of promise.
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Tate Modern- World Goes Pop

Pop art engages with mass-produced imagery borrowed from popular culture. It is often referred to as a primarily North American and British phenomenon, with a wryly celebratory attitude to modern consumer culture. 

The World Goes Pop expands the notion of pop art into a far wider geographical context, showing how different cultures and countries contributed to the movement during the 1960s and 70s. In doing so, it becomes clear that the strategies and visual techniques of pop have been applied to issues beyond consumerism, addressing social imbalances, censorship, the role of women, sexual liberation, tradition, war and civil rights.

Ushio Shinohara- Doll Festival

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Shinkichi Tajiri- Machine No.7

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 Uwe Lausen- Geometer

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Joan Rabascall-Atomic Kiss 

bombardment of imagery from the mass media, and ambiguity and contradictions

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Equipo Realidad- Divine Proportions

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Bernad Rancillac- At last a silhouette smiled to the waist. 

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Ruth Francken- Man Chair  

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Equipo Cronica- Concentration or Quantity comes Quality

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Boris Búcan- Búcan Art

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Komar and Melanid- Post Art No.1 ,2 ,3

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Fine Art- Research Notes

 

 

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Cornelia Parker- Shared Fate

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Will Delvoye, Arielle

 

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Joseph Beuys- Lemon Light 

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Piero Manzoni- Artist's Shit

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Eleanor Antin- Carving

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Ideas Factory- Practitioner- Christopher Kane

Christopher Kane is a leading light as a British Fashion designer, born in 1982, Kane was inspired from an early age by the likes of John Galliano. His graduate show of 2006 at Central Saint Martins gained him world-wide recognition and an immediate consultancy role from Donatella Versace.

Kane's designs are often inspired by memories and personal experiences. "From watching films to drawing, no matter what i make it always ends up reminding me of something or someone from my childhood." Kane works methodically, drawing his ideas, working on a mannequin and then on the body to edit the garment. However Kane explains how the process can be different for everyone "I think I do things backwards, but thats what works for me might not work for someone else."

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 Hywel Davies, British Fashion Designers, September 23, 2009

 

Christopher Kane is heavily influenced on personal experience, from being inspired by the Frankenstein to create a Spring-Summer 13 collection about the narrative. To a young boy wearing a monkey T-Shirt skateboarding through his local town, to create a line of T-shirts in May 2009. One of his most recent collections Autumn/Winter 15 Kane shows the importance of drawing on pieces, he is aware of the way drawing, sketching and capturing the movement of the human figure, and this became the basis for the collection.

 

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Lauren Milligan, Gorillas In our Midst, 24 June 2009,Vogue

http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2009/06/24/christopher-kanes-gorillas-arrive-in-london

 

The Spring/Summer collection of 2013 highlights a lot of experiments and ways to manipulate fabric. Elegance in the folded tailoring was fastened with chunky plastic nuts to mimic Frankensteins appearance, as well as dresses that looked to be made of lolly wrappers to reference Kane's childhood. Bow's also became a major theme in the collection, from growing from the folded fabric to looking as though they belonged to the prints on opaque fabric.

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Photographs Richard Bush, Style Magazine- The Sunday Times, 13 September 2015

These images show Christopher Kane's resent collection. The article talks about his relationship with model, Lara Stones, and the path they have gone onto together.

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Ideas Factory- Process- Disguise

Damian Hurst 

Hurst is undoubtedly one the most important artists of recent times. He is renewed for using shocking use of materials, including dead animals suspended in formaldehyde. "In His Infinite Wisdom" 2003, sharks, sheep, cows all become suspended within the tanks, indicating and examining the process or death and its proximity to life. The unusual use of material suggests a link with the fragility of existence. 

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In His Infinite Wisdom 2003 Glass, painted aluminum, silicone, acrylic, monofilament, calf and formaldehyde solution 2220 x 1760 x 740 mm | 87.4 x 69.3 x 29.1 in

  

Christian Boltanski

French sculptor, photographer, painter and filmmaker. Self-taught, he began painting in 1958 but first came to public attention in the late 1960s with short avant-garde films and with the publication of notebooks in which he came to terms with his childhood. The combination in these works of real and fictional evidence of his and other people's existence remained central to his later art.In the 1970s photography became Boltanski's favoured medium for exploring forms of remembering and consciousness. He produced ?theatrical compositions' by fashioning small marionette-like figures from cardboard, scraps of materials, thread and cork, painted in colour and transposed photographically into large picture formats.

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Patrick Mauries, David Seidner, November 27, 1989- Christian Boltanski, page 21 

 

Camouflage

Camouflage is defined by the disguising of military personnel, equipment, and installations by painting or covering them to make them blend in with their surroundings. Nato Forces use a tropical weight combat dress, issued in 1976, in which the colours, brown, black, green and khaki is used but printed in richer scales. Camouflage develops due the positions of wars and the advanced of wars, such as the Gulf War, wear the original desert camouflage had been sold to Iran, a two-coloured version in light and medium brown was issued, 

 

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 Tim Newark, Quentin Newark, J.F. Borsarello, Brassey's Book of Camouflage 

 

Mihaela Ivanova

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Mihaela Ivanova conveys the idea of identity through her photography. The Bulgarian uses the facial of famous celebrity to cover the identity of her personal family. This indicates the importance of role models in today society, as well as suggest how important these individuals can be effect by the media. Perhaps the ripped paper could imply, the rash and fast pace life of these celebrities. The use of the black and white colour scheme add a simplicity to the portraits and makes the viewer focus on the centre point of the facial features. 

 

 

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